Isola del Giglio Travel Guide

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Isola del Giglio Things to Do

  • Giglio Campese

    Campese locates on the other side of the island where you can admire beautiful sunsets.. We didn't make to see it this time.. it gives me another reason to go back...Giglio Campese, the most recent of the inhabited areas, is the most important turistic centre of the island, thanks to its large and attractive sandy beach. The charming bay has on its...

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  • Castello

    The castle up to the hill was surrounded by medieval houses.. I loved to wander around in the little paths up and down.. la Festa dell'uva was taking place here as well... we climbed up to the top area.. there is a restaurant where you can find rustic meal.. if not, to grab a nice panorama view from the terrace is also a good choice...Giglio...

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  • Beach - Cannelle

    There are several beaches on Giglio.. The one we went was a small one not too far away from the port area... a easy hike (about 15 mins) brought you to Cannelle.. a sandy beach tucks in the small bay which offers peaceful crystal clear water.. there is also a little inner shelter port on the right side.. We spent 2 afternoons on Cannelle... the...

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  • Dessert feast

    The dessert feast we had at the festa was brilliant.. with all sort of cakes, puddings and typical local sweets... So good that I have to make a separate tip for it.. :) We didn't miss the local limoncello as the closure for the entire meal.. It could not be better...

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  • Festa dell' uva

    We were very lucky to encounter the annual festa dell' uva to celebrate the harvest for local wine. An easy bus ride around 20 mins takes you up to the hill where the medieval castle located. The old town was well decorated with grapes and vines. A wonderful BBQ and desert feast (Fantastic homemade dolci they have) were prepared by locals in the...

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  • Il Porto

    Giglio Porto, small but picturesque, with its multicolour houses, is the only harbour of the island. With its transparent waters (unheard for a harbour) manages to reconcile commercial necessities with touristic ones. The harbour, built by the Romans, remained untouched for eighteen centuries. It was extended in 1796, and in 1979, after an...

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Isola del Giglio Hotels

  • Hotel Arenella

    Localita Arenella, Isola Del Giglio, 58013, Italy

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Il Pardini's Hermitage

    Loc. Cala degli Alberi, Isola Del Giglio, 58013, Italy

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Castello Monticello

    Giglio Porto via Provinciale, Isola Del Giglio, 58013, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Isola del Giglio Restaurants

  • eat what they have...

    You don't have the menu ... you have to go into the kitchen talk to Franca and... she decides for you.You can eat starters and pasta prepaared with the fish of the day... and it's great.Fix price is 20E plus water and wine

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  • still seafood

    great food, great dessert, the waiter was friendly and attentive too ... he recommended the dessert.. some biscuits with a kind of sweet liquor.. i won't say it's my favourite.. but it was nice to taste the unique flavour.. :) Risotto with seafood

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  • seafood & view

    We made dinner reservation one day earlier... That was totally necessary.. while enjoying the fantastic seafood dishes.. we witnessed many ppl came with no table available.. so do call first.. We took a full set meal.. so the total was not so cheap... but what we get worth the price... :) The restaurant locates right at the port side, we were...

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Isola del Giglio Transportation

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    by sylina Written Nov 2, 2009

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    Railway line Pisa – Roma, stop at the station of Orbetello - Monte Argentario,
    then by the Bus-service RAMA from the railway station to the harbour of Porto S. Stefano.
    From 06:00 to 22:10 there are about 20 departures from the railway station of Orbetello Scalo to Porto S. Stefano. Arrival within 25 minutes. From Porto S. Stefano, take ferry to go Giglio. There are two companies manage the transportation, MAREGIGLIO & TOREMAR.

    our boat Maregiglio on the way to Giglio

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Isola del Giglio Warnings and Dangers

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    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 18, 2009

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    There is about 1 1/2 miles to get to the top of the mountain and see the castle there. It is a steep trek and not for everyone. We had a hard time getting to near the top, but finally fatigued. We did not get to see fortress on the peak, but got a close up look-kind of

    This is the climb View looking down Village at bottom
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    • Arts and Culture
    • National/State Park

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